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Old 02-26-2013, 02:35 PM
 
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Our family is relocating to the Dallas area....my husband's job is in Lewisville so we are looking for a good neighborhood (great schools) to buy a home. We are hoping for that neighborhood feel....other families with children, safe, etc. My boys currently attend a Montessori school....that isn't a necessity as long as it is in a great school district. Any help is very much appreciated.

And where is the closest (best) Children's Hospital?
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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I'll save you the trouble.

One view:
if you care about schools, go to Plano. If it's not Plano, it sucks, don't bother and you don't love your kids enough to put them ahead of living in a nice house.

The other view:
They're all similar. All the far north dallas suburbs have good schools and they also have better sq footage for the money. Plano is overrated.

Done, i've saved you multiple pages of arguments.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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What's your budget for housing? That's going to make the biggest difference here.

The commute from Plano to Lewisville is going to suck. There's only one semi-direct highway, and its a toll road that gets a lot of traffic. Honestly, if your budget allows for it, there are great places to live closer to Lewisville, such as Flower Mound.

There are two children's hospitals in DFW: Cook Children's in Fort Worth and Children's Medical Center in Dallas. One hospital in Dallas, Medical City, does some pediatric, but it is not solely a pediatric hospital.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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Thank you! Through a little information we've been looking in Flower Mound, Highland Village, Plano, Frisco.... Price...hmm....I think we want to stay under $350.

I will check out the hospitals....thanks.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:18 PM
 
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Around Lewisville there's Coppell, Westlake (Trophy Club~but pickings will be slim @$350k), Frisco, W. Plano (not that bad really for commute), and Valley Ranch that jump out off the top of my head.

Welcome to Texas and keep asking the questions!
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Thank you! Through a little information we've been looking in Flower Mound, Highland Village, Plano, Frisco.... Price...hmm....I think we want to stay under $350.

I will check out the hospitals....thanks.
For $350k I would look in southern Flower Mound or Lantana.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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Our family is relocating to the Dallas area....my husband's job is in Lewisville so we are looking for a good neighborhood (great schools) to buy a home. We are hoping for that neighborhood feel....other families with children, safe, etc. My boys currently attend a Montessori school....that isn't a necessity as long as it is in a great school district. Any help is very much appreciated.

And where is the closest (best) Children's Hospital?
We moved from Fort Lauderdale to the Dallas area a year ago. We actully settled outside of Lewisville in Hickory Creek/Lake dallas. Its about 15 minutes north. Small town. The schools are great, lake dallas elementary, Lake dallas middle/high school. Look up hickory creek there is a subdivison called lake point of pointe vista of hickory creek, You can find something in there for under 350k lots of families. Right near the lake We LOVED living in that community but moved back to FL. They are building other homes in that area. There is also highland village, flowermound. I had several friends live in those areas and loved the schools and neighborhoods
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:58 AM
 
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I came across listings or Plano's Shoal Creek, Hills of Prestonwoods, Kings Ridge and Hills of Indian Creek that feed to Lewsville Schools and have some beautiful houses below 400K. You can check those out. Those were upscale neighborhoods, great location and many Montessori and private schools in the area. At least 50-100K less than schools feeding to Plano schools. For 350K you can find nice homes in Plano school district as well. Flower Mound is another great option.

http://www.childrens.com/

http://www.childrens.com/locations/plano-campus/
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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A realtor mentioned Lantana and The Tribute....any info?
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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A realtor mentioned Lantana and The Tribute....any info?
Both of these are WAY up north on the fringe of the metroplex. Commute to Lewisville will be basically on 121, which is a toll road. Unless you are dead-set on new construction, your budget will allow for a better areas closer into town.
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